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16-06-21

"Welcoming the increasing focus on fire and fire reform". NFCC Chair updates on his first two months in the role

The first two months of being NFCC Chair has – as you would expect – been an exceptionally busy and interesting time. I welcome the increasing focus on the fire service and fire reform across the UK. Most notably, attention is bein…

14-06-21

NFCC remembers those who lost their lives in the Grenfell Tower fire

The Chair of the National Fire Chiefs Council (NFCC) today remembers all who lost their lives in the Grenfell Tower fire four years ago. Mark Hardingham, NFCC Chair, commented: “Today marks the fourth anniversary of the Grenfell Tower fi…

11-06-21

NFCC Chair congratulates all those who have been recognised in this year’s Queen’s Birthday Honours

  The Chair of the National Fire Chiefs Council (NFCC) has congratulated all those who have been recognised in this year’s Queen’s Birthday Honours from Fire and Rescue Services. Once again, staff from across the FRS…

11-06-21

New fire safety guidance a retrograde step for schools

The Department for Education is currently consulting on proposed revisions to its fire safety guidance for schools in England. Last year, the NFCC, alongside partners in the built environment called for the installation of sprinklers in schools, in…

08-06-21

NFCC Chair pays tribute to Paul Fuller, CFO of Bedfordshire Fire & Rescue Service

The Chair of the National Fire Chiefs Council has expressed his sadness following the death of Bedfordshire Fire & Rescue Service Chief Fire Officer, Paul Fuller, CBE. NFCC Chair Mark Hardingham commented: “It was devastating to rece…

07-06-21

Updated: NFCC's COVID-19 fire safety guidance for quarantined hotels

We have recently updated our Quarantined hotel guidance in relation to COVID-19. This follows government changes to countries people can and cant travel to without quarantining.   It provides general information t…

03-06-21

NFCC 'delighted' to have been chosen as a finalist for the Regulatory Excellence Awards

The Office for Product Safety and Standards (OPSS) announces the Regulatory Excellence Awards 2021 finalists The National Fire Chiefs Council (NFCC) is delighted to have been chosen as a finalist at the OPSS Regulatory Excellence Awards in the Pri…

02-06-21

Latest update from our People Programme - Direct Entry Project Board

NFCC's People Programme held its first Direct Entry Project Board last month. CFO Dawn Whittaker and CFO Rod Hammerton - as joint Project Executives - are now joined by a group of dedicated board members. The People Programme is delighted t…

27-05-21

NFCC-LABC Fire Protection Learning Portal goes live! A new learning portal for protection-based fire and rescue service staff has been launched today

The NFCC Protection Policy and Reform Unit is pleased to announce a new learning portal for protection-based fire and rescue service staff has today gone live. NFCC has partnered with the Local Authority Building Control (LABC) to enable fire …

27-05-21

UK Cadets Twitter Soars

This week the number of followers of the UK Fire Cadets Twitter page (@UKFireCadets) exceeded 2,000 for the first time.  Set up in 2015 to promote the work of the cadets and to enable instructors to share information and p…